Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code. Even more embarrassing for the developers of Unreal is that the Trojan's been holding open the backdoor in the source code since November of 2009-- not very recently. And, of course, bloggers and press in general are taking the opportunity of another breach in Linux security to point out doomsday devices that don't really exist.
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What I find more amazing is now you are trying to reframe the argument. This conversation is about irc daemons and the people who would be at risk. If you're running an ircd, chances are you could be at risk. Regardless of how this attack vector occurred, this is still a blow to the most popular ircd for folks running irc networks so far as their perceived reputation.

Regardless of how many people are actually running the daemon itself, there sure as hell are quite a few more people actually using the servers as clients who also would be impacted by this.

Fact is, you still don't know what you're discussing but you've got your panties in a twist now that someone who actually has real experience here has called you on this. Enjoy. Good to know OSNews puts up with you.

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